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20 terms

Vocab Unit 4

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acquit
to declare not guilty, free from blame, discharge completely; to conduct or behave oneself
deem
to think, believe; to consider, have an opinion
devastate
to destroy, lay waste, leave in ruins
discredit
to throw doubt upon, cause to be distrusted; to damage in reputation; a loss or lack of belief, confidence, or reputation
elusive
difficult to catch or to hold; hard to explain or understand
generate
to bring into existence; to be the cause of
idolize
to worship as an idol, make an idol of; to love very much
ingratitude
a lack of thankfulness
keepsake
something kept in memory of the giver; a souvenir
mortal
a being that must evantually die; of or relating to such a being; causing death, fatal, conceivable
ovation
an enthusiatic public welcome, an outburst of applause
petty
unimportant, trivial; narrow-minded; secondary in rank, minor
plight
a sorry condition or state; to pledge, promise solemnly
repent
to feel sorry for what one has done of has failed to do
reverie
a daydream; the condition of being lost in thought
revocation
an act or instance of calling back, an annulment, cancellation
scan
to examine closely; to look over quickly but thoroughly; to analyze the rythm of a poem; an examination
strand
a beach or shore; a string of wire, hair, etc.; to drive or run aground; to leave in a hopeless position
strife
bitter disagreement; fighting, struggle
topple
to fall forward; to overturn, bring about the downfall of